The ten rules of soccer unknown to the fan

first_img5- Play with less than seven footballersThe regulation stipulates that if a team has less than seven players on the pitch, the match is won directly by their rival. However, if Osasuna suffers four expulsions and Roberto Torres has to go out to the band to change boots, in no case would he lose. In that case, there is an important nuance: the referee should not let the game continue until the midfielder returns with his teammates, but he must not stop it if he leaves with the ball in motion.6- Goals and unauthorized presencesNerves can Simeone, who occupies a small space on the field when Álvaro Morata scores in a heads-up with the rival goalkeeper. The referee sees it and not only must he tell the Argentine coach to get into his technical area, but, according to the regulations, he must cancel the goal regardless of the impact of Cholo on the play. Yes, it would validate both if it is Klopp who is in the box when the Atletico striker beats Adrián San Miguel. An even stranger situation. Maxi Gómez is substituted before a corner in favor of Atalanta and withdraws from the pitch for his baseline. The Italian team dribbles the corner kick and, after a couple of rebounds, has a free ball to score. At that time, the Uruguayan forward, already substituted, decided to enter the area to save the rival goal on the line. He succeeds and in a rejection, Papu Gómez scores. The referee must validate the goal.7- The unknown ball to the groundIn current football, the concept of neutral pot (now the ball on the ground) has disappeared and it is the referee who leaves the ball next to the team that had it controlled at the time the game was stopped. If when throwing the ball it touches a footballer before falling to the ground, it is repeated. Also if after the boat he leaves without anyone touching him. More striking is the goal after a neutral pot. The situation: the referee leaves the dead ball to Frenkie de Jong in front of the area. He decides to shoot directly into the goal and his shot ends at the bottom of the net without anyone touching him.. The result of that action would be a goal kick for the Blaugrana rival.8- Goal kickIt seems impossible, but have you ever wondered if a goal would be valid in the kickoff? If the ball enters the rival goal it would be. Of course, in no case could a goal be scored in one’s own goal. Here’s the situation: Real Madrid take off center and Karim Benzema gives the ball back to Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian slips and the ball enters the white goal without any footballer having touched it. The goal does not go up and the referee must signal a corner in favor of the rival team.9- Long pants on goalkeepersFootballers must wear their team’s shirt, pants, socks and all underwear must go together to avoid confusion. Goalkeepers also have the added bonus of being able to wear long pants if they require it. An advantage only allowed for them.10- Indirect free kickAlso called a barrier penalty, it is an unusual move in today’s football. It can be pointed out by assignment, dangerous play, iron … and also by two strange situations that hardly occur or, failing that, are never called. For the video game fan, when a goalkeeper blocks the ball with his hand, he has a series of seconds to set it in motion. In case of not doing it, the machine responds automatically and hits a long ball. In reality, the referee should signal free indirect. The same would happen if a footballer insults another with the ball in motion. Nothing is further from reality, these actions are usually left in anecdotes.Check all the rules of the game. Every year, the International Football Association Board, known to all as the IFAB, publishes the rules that govern soccer worldwide. From season to season, small arrangements are introduced such as only one man at the kickoff, allowing the fourth change in overtime… Looking ahead to the next campaign, there are also issues under debate such as the protocol of the VAR in the offside or the possibility of introducing temporary substitutions in case of shock. However, in the published document there are hundreds of immovable rules and some of them are hardly known even by the protagonists themselves. Curiosities, situations not covered … Diez somewhat strange nuances and that you may not know before reading these lines.1- Throw-insSomething as simple as a throw-in has a number of nuances in the regulation that are not as popularized because of their improbability. If in a shot a player gets the ball into his own goal without anyone touching it, it will be a corner kick for the rival, just like in a free kick. If a goal is scored in favor of this same method, the opponent would enjoy a goal kick. Furthermore, if a footballer takes a throw-in and the ball fails to enter the field, the throw should in principle be repeated.2- The goals and the sticks7.32 meters wide, 2.44 meters high … The dimensions of the goal do not cater to interpretation. However, the posts do not have to be round. They can also be square, rectangular or elliptical in shape as long as they remain standing, they are white and have the same width and thickness.3- From goal to goal …The typical phrase of the school playground is valid in the royal regulations. If a goalkeeper, with his hand, scores a goal in the rival goal, the goal will be canceled and a goal kick will be awarded. If you do it with your foot, however, it will go up to the scoreboard. Another curiosity in goals: if the referee scores a goal and the ball does not enter the goal, he should logically cancel it. The regulations do not include the option of whistling for a goal, not entering, but in rejecting the ball it does end up inside the rival network.4- Penalty kicksA relatively frequent situation, but not too well known. The IFAB Laws of the Game state that if in a penalty shoot-out a team has ten players and another with eleven, the one who has no numerical inferiority must be compared to his rival. In other words, in the Super Cup final, Atlético de Madrid could only count on ten pitchers in the round, the same as Zidane’s team after the expulsion of Fede Valverde. Before the start of the round, Simeone had to inform the referee which of his players would not shoot. Although it seems the opposite, from this circumstance the one who has eleven footballers benefits, since the least experienced will get rid and the specialist will pitch along with one of the rival’s best pitchers.Something rare, but more widespread among soccer fans is that if Iago Aspas takes a penalty on the post, goes for the rejection and scores, the goal would not go up to the scoreboard. The regulation does not allow the maximum penalty thrower to collect the rebound, as long as his shot hit the club and the goalkeeper did not intervene.Before penalties, the best example is given that the rules are not always strictly observed. The rules of the game impose a maximum minute of rest between the first part and the second part of extra time.. On a day-to-day basis, on rare occasions it stays in just 60 seconds of refreshment. Although the respite is minimal, it is usually longer. 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Raiders in talks with Giants over sharing stadium

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski makes 2 key caches in what could be his last game NBC Bay Area reported that an announcement of the Raiders’ plans to play in San Francisco will be made this week.The Raiders are looking for a home for 2019 after the city of Oakland sued the team and the NFL over the planned move to Las Vegas in 2020. The Raiders has no lease for 2019 and owner Mark Davis dropped out of negotiations with Oakland after the suit was filed in December.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Raiders were still considering Oakland, as well as the possibility of sharing Levi’s Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers. A final decision is needed soon so the NFL can start making its 2019 schedule.“I think the hope of Mark is to continue to be in the Bay Area with the Raiders’ fans,” commissioner Roger Goodell said at a pre-Super Bowl news conference on Wednesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Raiders are still planning to practice at their facility in Alameda, making staying in the Bay Area the most logical choice.Davis has always been opposed to sharing the stadium with the 49ers and the legal wrangling with officials in Oakland have soured him on that option, leaving the Giants stadium in San Francisco as his possible preferred choice.But it doesn’t come without hurdles as the 49ers hold territorial rights to the city and the Raiders would need NFL approval to move there. The stadium would also need some modifications to be able to host NFL games and there would be scheduling issues to work out with the Giants, who have home games scheduled on two of first four Sundays of the upcoming NFL season.The stadium has been used for college football games in the past. There have been several bowl games played there and California played its 2011 games there when Memorial Stadium was being renovated.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES FILE – This June 15, 2016, file photo shows AT&T Park from an overhead view as the San Francisco Giants play the Milwaukee Brewers during a baseball game in San Francisco. The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park, formerly known as AT&T Park. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday night, Feb. 3, 2019, the two sides are in discussions, but no deal has been reached. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO — The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park in San Francisco.A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday night the two sides are in discussions, but no deal has been reached. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Huskies down JDA Kings 5-2

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Despite falling behind 2-0 early in yesterday’s game against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings, the Fort St. John Huskies didn’t allow that to get them rattled. The team locked down after that and responded with five unanswered goals to win 5-2.The Huskies cut the deficit in half before the first period was done and scored twice in the second to hold a 3-2 lead.They would increase their lead to two early on in the third and would round out the scoring on the power play with nine and a half minutes left.- Advertisement -After the game head coach Gary Alexander said the win was a nice momentum boost, defeating a team coming off the high of beating the league’s best club.“We’re on the rise and certainly they are to. They had a good game last night [Friday] against Fairview and came up with a big win for them. After their high coming in here and us beating them it means a big deal to us,” he said.Standing tall between the pipes was goalie Brody Nelson as he made his first start for Fort St. John. The newly acquired goaltender allowed two first period goals but after that was a wall in the net as he wound up with a 40 save performance.Advertisement “It started out a little bit shaky but after that he certainly closed the door and played pretty well. He was kind of like an extra defenceman out there. He plays the puck real well for us and he’s smart with it. It was a bang up job tonight,” he said.The game was a penalty filled affair on both sides with the Huskies going 2/10 on the power play and the JDA Kings going 1/9 on their opportunities.Scoring for the Huskies were Brandon Howard, Cayle Bell (2), Ryan McDonald, and Jacob Lang.The team is next in action this afternoon on the road against the North Peace Navigators.Advertisementlast_img read more

Getting by may mean sacrificing

first_imgTHE outpouring of reader mail over the hassles of mail-in rebates had barely subsided when a new flood gushed forth on why it takes middle-class America two incomes “just to get by.” To clarify, I don’t believe it does. That claim belongs to Lou Dobbs, CNN commentator, who regularly lashes out against U.S. immigration policy, corporate downsizings, job “outsourcings” and skyrocketing health care costs. While acknowledging that these are legitimate issues, I dared to suggest that many Americans struggling on two incomes should blame their own profligate and careless ways. To my surprise – and delight – reader response has run close to 10 to 1 in my favor, although obviously not everybody agreed. “Please do not paint two-income families with such a broad brush,” one reader wrote. “In many areas of the country, current housing prices are completely out of whack with incomes even for the so-called middle class, as are many essential items. Many people do without a lot of extras and still struggle even with two incomes.” From a South Florida family, who gave in to temptation to participate the real estate boom. “In 1992, we bought a very nice and modest house for under $100,000. In 2001, when it was almost paid off, we refinanced and took out a cash-out loan and enlarged our home. Then, in 2003, our equity grew some more and we re-financed again. Now our house is worth approximately $400,000, but the mortgage payment with the windstorm insurance is almost more than we can afford … If only we didn’t keep refinancing.” From parents who understand their duty to their children is to raise them to be responsible adults: “Some people want what it took their parents 40 years to get. Plus, they give their kids much too much of everything. I am so happy that my parents taught me the value of a dollar and I tried to pass this along to my children. There is nothing wrong with telling your children you can’t afford something. This does not make you a bad person.” (Send questions or comments to Humberto Cruz at or c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207. Personal replies are not possible.)160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This same reader added, “It is the people who think they need instant gratification and can’t seem to figure out that credit card purchases are not free to whom this article should be addressed.” OK, let’s do it. Instant gratification. Abuse of credit cards. An urge to consume, falsely believing that consumption leads to happiness. “Having to have” the latest cool gadget, no matter how much it costs (both to buy it and in monthly fees). A basic lack of understanding of saving principles and risk factors. All these explain why many two-income families struggle. But you said it best. Here are some of your comments, starting with an e-mail from a certified public accountant: “The families with two incomes want a lifestyle beyond their means and this never would have happened before credit cards and purchases that do not have to be paid for three years … Today, there are more financial avenues to buy the big-ticket items.” (But of course, I add, they eventually do have to be paid for.) From a city worker: “If people complain they cannot save, they should look at all the `things they cannot live without’ and stop whining. I work for a city agency and the welfare/food stamp offices are in my building. You will never see a wider array of expensive cells phones or iPods than among the people who come for public assistance.” (I wouldn’t go that far, but I too have seen my share of expensive electronic toys among people who claim they can barely survive financially.) last_img

Real Madrid hoping to thrive on big occasion against Neymar’s PSG

first_img0Shares0000PSG will be looking to Neymar to make the difference against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu © AFP/File / REMY GABALDAMadrid, Spain, Feb 13 – Zinedine Zidane is hoping the Champions League will again bring out the best in Real Madrid as the title-holders prepare to face the formidable Paris Saint-Germain of Neymar in Wednesday’s last 16, first leg.Real are floundering in La Liga this season, sitting in fourth place, 17 points adrift of leaders Barcelona. For them, it all comes down to what they can do in Europe, where they have enjoyed such success in the past. Madrid are the record 12-time champions, and winners of the Champions League in each of the last two seasons.However, their recent domestic form has called into question Zidane’s future as coach, and PSG have been feared in Spain ever since they swooped to sign Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record fee.“I am not thinking about my future. I am only thinking about the match. I can only control what happens on the field and prepare for that,” a relaxed-looking Zidane told reporters at Real’s Valdebebas training complex on Tuesday.“That is what is important. My future does not matter much.”It is hard to imagine Zidane’s future not being tied to the outcome of this tie, with such an early exit from Europe unthinkable for a club who have been European champions in three of the last four seasons and reached at least the semi-finals in seven straight campaigns.The last time Madrid fell in the last 16, it was to a French side in Lyon in 2010.This is the first time that Zidane, a World Cup winner with France, has come up against a side from his home country as a coach.– ‘Two great players’ –It is impossible not to also see this tie as a confrontation between the global superstars on each side in Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.Cristiano Ronaldo will be measured against Neymar on Wednesday © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“They are two great players. We are talking about a player (Ronaldo) who has done extraordinary things, won five Ballons d’Or, scored 500 goals. I am not going to compare them, I’m talking about my player,” said Zidane.Ronaldo, at 33 exactly seven years Neymar’s senior, stands on 99 Champions League goals for Real.“I am delighted to have Neymar,” responded Paris coach Unai Emery, back in his home country.The last time the sides met at the 81,000-seat Santiago Bernabeu was in the 2015/16 group stage, with Nacho scoring the hosts’ winner.He is set to start here in the absence of suspended right-back Dani Carvajal, with Gareth Bale also tipped to return to the line-up.Paris have of course been in Spain since that game in 2015, and will never forget the 6-1 humiliation they suffered in Barcelona at the same stage of last year’s Champions League.PSG fans are hoping there can be no repeat of such an embarrassing defeat, especially with Neymar — who masterminded that Barcelona comeback — now in their ranks.“Perhaps our preparation began with that match. We have not talked about it a lot but we have spoken very clearly about what happened,” Emery told reporters at the Bernabeu.“We have learnt a lot. I think we are better prepared now and ready to compete.”However, one of the Qatar-owned club’s most experienced players, Thiago Motta, was left out of the squad by coach Unai Emery.That means Lassana Diarra, the former Real player who joined PSG just last month, could well start in midfield, behind the star front three of Neymar, Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.PSG are staying at a plush hotel in a Madrid skyscraper built on the site of Real’s old training ground near the Bernabeu, and will be backed by around 4,000 fans.As many as 1,800 police officers will be on duty to look out for trouble on what has been classified a “high risk” occasion.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Euro 2016: Power ranking all 24 teams at the European Championships

first_img 24 9. Switzerland – 6.84 out of 10 24 24. Russia – 6.43 rating (out of 10) 21. Czech Republic – 6.49 out of 10 24 1. Germany – 7.20 out of 10 16. Austria – 6.57 out of 10 23. Ukraine – 6.45 out of 10 14. Hungary – 6.75 out of 10 5. Croatia – 6.97 out of 10 24 24 24 18. Albania – 6.56 out of 10 24 24 11. Italy – 6.78 out of 10 24 4. Belgium – 6.99 out of 10 24 13. Iceland – 6.75 out of 10 24 24 24 12. Portugal – 6.76 out of 10 24 24 24 24 24 24 15. Northern Ireland – 6.69 out of 10 10. Slovakia – 6.80 out of 10 2. France – 7.09 out of 10 24 8. Spain – 6.88 out of 10 24 22. Sweden – 6.48 out of 10 24 20. Republic of Ireland – 6.52 out of 10 3. Wales – 7.06 out of 10 6. England – 6.89 out of 10 17. Romania – 6.57 out of 10 19. Turkey – 6.53 out of 10 7. Poland – 6.89 out of 10 24 24 The group stages are now over and eight teams have been eliminated from Euro 2016 while 16 march on to the second round.Some teams, such as Spain and England, have been punished with a tough run to the final after failing to top their groups while some of the smaller nations, like Wales and Northern Ireland, have excelled.But which team ranks as the best in the tournament after the group stages? have ranked and rated all 24 teams based on their performance in the Championships so far.Click the arrow above, right, to see the Euro 2016 power rankings for all 24 teams who competed in the group stages.last_img read more


first_imgTwo handmade bog oak pens from West Donegal reached new heights high in the sky over Egypt this week.The pens were presented to two Emirates cabin crew members as the plane cruised at 39,000 feet on route to Dubai.UK based Katy McGee, who has Donegal connections, and Helen Estrada from the Philippines were delighted with the gesture. Denis Sweeney of Loughanure, a next door neighbour of Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey, decided the impressive service by the cabin crew warranted a little gift from Donegal.Denis and his partner Jimmy Brophy are heading to Kuala Lumpur for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations where he will also present some Donegal Pens to ex-pats out there.“I thought it would be a nice touch to give some of the cabin crew a few pens from home as they looked after us very well. I had some with me as presentations for the St Patrick’s Day ball in Kuala Lumpur.“My young neighbours are really getting their pens around these days and I’m told these are the first to reach Kuala Lumpur”, he said. Conor Mc Garvey confirmed this is the first time to their knowledge that their pens will touch down in Kuala Lumpur. They have shipped their pens worldwide in recent years but he doesn’t recall addressing any packages to Kuala Lumpur.“Denis is always on the ball but we never expected a 39,000 feet mid air hand over of Donegal Pens. He collected some from us recently for his travels but didn’t reveal the plan he had for them. We just might consider interviewing him for a marketing job now,” laughed Conor.The full range of Donegal Pens can be viewed at and the boys now also offer an engraving service.The also have a new app that can be downloaded to smartphones, iPads and tablets from: DONEGAL PENS REACH NEW HEIGHTS! was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL PENSlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDThe sides have finished level in Ballybofey – two 10-minute extra time periods being played.  DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYED was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11ST MICHAEL’S 0-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDlast_img read more


first_imgAlleged killer Kieran McLaughlin, who was on the run in Donegal last week, has been charged with the murder of Barry McCrory in Derry.arrested : McLaughlinMr McCrory was killed by a lone gunman in a flat in Shipquay Street on Thursday morning last. Police investigating the killing arrested McLaughlin, from Elaghmore Park, Galliagh in the early hours of Wednesday morning last.He had been hiding out in the Killea area before crossing the border back into Derry.Detectives were granted a 36-hour extension to question the 58-year-old at Derry Magistrates Court yesterday morning.He is due to appear back the same court again tomorrow morning charged with murder and possession of firearms.A police spokesperson said: “A 58 year old man has been charged with murder and firearm offences and is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on the morning of Saturday 19 October.”McLAUGHLIN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MAN IN DERRY was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:58DerrydonegalKieran McLaughlinlast_img read more

Origin-of-Life Researcher Leslie Orgel Interviewed

first_imgThe May 4 issue of Current Biology1 contains an interview with organic chemist Leslie Orgel of the Salk Institute, who in 1974 published the book The Origin of Life on Earth with Stanley Miller of spark-discharge fame (see 05/02/2003 and 10/31/2002 headlines).  He considers his biggest mistake not thinking of the RNA World scenario first (see 02/20/2004 headline)  His greatest ambition is “I would like to understand in chemical detail how RNA or some simpler polymer capable of evolution through natural selection established itself on the primitive Earth.”  Asked if he had a scientific hero, and why, he replied tersely: “Charles Darwin, for all the obvious reasons.”1Q&A: Leslie Orgel, Current Biology Vol 14, R331-R332, 4 May 2004.Isn’t this pathetic?  An intelligent individual wastes 40 years of his life trying to pay homage to Charlie by filling in the biggest blank (see 08/15/2003 headline) in his idol’s creation myth (see 02/15/2004 headline), and has nothing to show for it (compare 08/26/2003 headline).  As if the RNA World fiction is going to save his faith (see 07/11/2002 and 06/18/2002 headlines).  Is his career any different than that of a sorcerer’s apprentice seeking to please his wizard (see 02/13/2004 headline), or a promising lad deciding to become a priest of Marduk, devoting his life to figuring out what patterns in a liver lead to success on the battlefield?  Sad.  We’ll leave it as an exercise to determine what he meant by his genuflection, “Charles Darwin, for all the obvious reasons.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more